Daily Passenger Travel: 1995, 2001, 2009

Travel per person 1995 2001 2009
Daily person trips
4.3
3.7
3.8
Daily person-miles
38.7
36.9
36.1
Travel per driver
Daily vehicle trips
3.6
3.4
3
Daily vehicle-miles of travel
32.1
32.7
29
Average commute
Length in miles
11.6
12.1
11.8
Travel time in minutes
20.7
23.3
23.9
Percent of trips by mode
Private vehicle
89.3
86.4
83.4
Busa
3
2.8
3.3
Railb
0.6
0.6
0.6
Walk
5.5
8.7
10.4
Bike
0.9
0.8
1
Air
0.1
0.1
0.1
Otherc
0.5
0.6
1.1

Notes:

aIncludes local transit bus, commuter bus, school bus, charter/tour bus, city-to-city bus. bIncludes subway/elevated rail, street car/trolley, Amtrak/intercity train, and commuter train. cIncludes ferry, hotel/airport shuttle, light electric vehicle, limousine, passenger line/ferry, sailboat/motorboat/yacht, ship/cruise, special transit, taxicab, other, and unknown.

Percents may not add to 100 due to rounding.

Sources:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 2009 National Household Travel Survey, available at https://nhts.ornl.gov/.

Last Updated: October 2017